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How to get HTC one to show as USB Storage media device on Windows PC

You are reading this because you want to connect your HTC One mobile to your PC and be able to see your files as a folder in 'My Computer'

Typically you cannot view HTC One as a USB device unless you are connected via MTP mode.

To allow the phone to be detected using the USB cable - this is a workaround I use.

Make sure you have the HTC Sync Manager installed to start with. When this is done, you may still find that your HTC One will show as an unknown device when Windows tries to detect the phone... bear with me...


You DO NOT have to use the AirDroid WiFi function (it will allow you to use the USB cable after installtion). Install the app 'AirDroid' which essentially allows you to transfer using WIFI. Installing this app activates the HTC One's storage section and when this is done, connecting it to the PC using a USB cable will allow you to see the files in My Computer as a Storage device (as pictured above and below).

Double click on the internal storage and you should be able to see your files as shown ...



As noted, you do not actually have to use the AirDroid app WiFi function. This being said, if you do not have a USB cable, it is a nice app that can be used to transfer files via WiFi. 

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